But more recent studies confirm that, indeed, between 32% and 50% of people do regret having made the move. These people wish they had worked harder at their relationships and stayed married. The exact percentages depend on who did the studies.
Who regrets divorce?
80 percent of couples who divorce in the midst of an affair regret the decision to do so. In a study of 1,147 Americans ranging from 40 to 79 years old, two percent of males and two percent of females noted regretting their divorce. In a study conducted in London, 22 percent regretted their decision to get a divorce.
Do cheating husbands feel guilty?
What is Cheating Husband Guilt? Between one in four to five Americans have an affair in their lifetime. Among men, 68% feel guilty after having an affair. Even if they havent confessed the affair, most cheating husbands will feel guilty and express that guilt in their behavior.
How long can you be unhappy before divorce?
How to know when youre in for a long, unhappy ride and divorce really is the best choice. According to relationship and marriage expert Dr. John Gottman, couples wait for an average of six years of being unhappy before getting help.